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GUEST,jeff Joan Baez 2011 and 1961 (38) RE: Joan Baez 2011 and 1961 13 Sep 11


"...what a fine guitarist she is..."

While respecting her political stances and humanistic beliefs her voice was not to my taste. Not a big fan of a rapid vibrato. ALWAYS thought she was a GREAT guitarist, though. Learned a great deal about understatement in arrangements and never oversinging the narrative from what little I DID listen to her. Her right hand fingerpicking and left-hand chord clarity are as good as anyone in the business.

Like the Beatles it wasn't until I began to become an accomplished musician myself that I began to awaken to HOW great was her musicianship. She was always 'submitted' to the song. Never 'used' the song to get her licks in or show off her chops.


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